Boys Hoops: Sharks storm past Braves; CF routs MB

sjhoops-12The St. James High boys basketball team jumped in visiting rival Socastee early and never looked back to earn its first victory of the season on Friday night.

The Sharks (1-1) came out hot and took a commanding 20-11 lead after just one quarter of play en route to a 53-42 victory over the Braves (1-2). St. James built its lead to 35-19 at the half and cruised the rest of the way.

St. James senior Zack Werba scored a game-high 14 points and Jordan Furlough added 11 to lead four Sharks in double figures. Jackson Hurston and Jordan Fields chipped in 10 apiece.

Socastee’s Kendrell Generette matched Werba’s game-high with 14 points and Marcus Hemingway tallied 11 for the Braves.

* Carolina Forest 75, Myrtle Beach 52: The Panthers (4-0) used a balanced team effort to blow out the Seahawks (1-1), who had only seven players in action while the football team played for the Class 3A Lower State final.

The Panthers had four players score in double digits with Matthew Weatherwax leading the way with 19 points. Damon McDowell added 17, Duane Moss tallied 12 and Tariq Timmons had 11.

Bryce Schneider led the Seahawks with 15 points, Adam Zam added 14 and Rob Swanson chipped in 13.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 71, Thomas Sumter Academy 32: The Saints captured their first win of the season in convincing fashion over visiting TSA thanks to a pair of freshmen.

Pressed into early leading roles due to injuries, ninth-graders Michael Green and Jay Williams scored 24 and 23 points, respectively, and combined for 10 rebounds to help the Saints finally break into the win column.

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